We have a bathroom with some problems. The first problem is/was that there is wall paper. When removing the wallpaper I got down to a lower layer where it appears there was an original layer of wallpaper that was covered and preped for paint, the seams are covered with a compound and the paper is all primed white. For some reason I decided that it was a good idea to leave this wallpaper up. The plan was to repair and gardz the wall and paint.
What I discovered has me confused. The paper was separating from near the tub's tile. I cut back the peeling paper and want to use drywall compound to cover that up, seal and paint.
On the other side of the tub there's a more interesting problem. At the bottom of the wall the wallboard facing paper had come away from the wallboard. The gypsum underneath is also cracked. This is right against the edge of the tub tile and behind a toilet (not a lot of space to work). I don't know what I should do to fix this up. To add another issue one of the edge tiles is cracked. I'm not to concerned about fixing this because it's only an athestic thing, it's not functional. I do think I will shove some thinset under the tile to be sure it can't move anymore.
So, do I just use drywall compound on the cracked part of the wall make a nice finish up to the tile and then seal that up? Or do I need to think more about pulling crap out and doing a lot more work?
Thanks for the advice!